A JAMES Bond-themed ball has raised a four-figure sum to support Manchester’s homeless community.

The Trafford Law Society’s ‘Skyball’ saw lawyers from across South Manchester club together to raise £1,200 for the Skullfades Foundation, established by Sale barber Ged King.

As well as providing free haircuts on the streets, the foundation provides a range of practical help and support to homeless community in the city.

Ged has spearheaded numerous fundraising events in the past, including a sleepout and winter essentials appeal.

Sarah Amatiello, president of Trafford Law Society and solicitor at Nicholls in Timperley, said: “The great work Ged and his team are doing to improve lives on a small budget really struck a chord with our members. We hope the money raised will help them to continue to support Manchester’s homeless community.”

The cheque was presented to Ged by law society committee members Phillip Rhodes and Camilla Burton-Baddeley from Slater Heelis LLP.

Phillip said: “It was a pleasure to meet with Ged to hand over our donation to the Skullfades Foundation and hear more about his valuable work with local people.”

Ex-army personnel Ged was inspired to set up the foundation after reading about the shocking number of veterans left homeless after leaving the military.

He started off giving haircuts to homeless people on his days off and within months, Ged launched the Skullfades Foundation.

Ged will be helping men from disadvantaged backgrounds to launch their barbering careers through the foundation’s training program and a London to Sale sponsored walk is also in the pipeline.

Speaking about the recent donation, Ged said: “We’re very grateful to Trafford Law Society for choosing us as their charity partner for the Skyball event. As a smaller independent charity, a donation of this size can make a real difference to the support we’re able to offer.”

Trafford Law Society is a local law society, providing information, seminars and social events for its members.

For more information about The Skullfades Foundation visit skullfadesfoundation.com. For more on Trafford Law Society, visit traffordlawsociety.co.uk.